Home » Grammar » Grammar Power Words from JLPT N4 » Masenka (~ませんか)

Masenka (~ませんか)

~ませんか
~masen ka
Meaning: won’t you…, wouldn’t you like to…
JLPT Level: N4
Examples

踊りませんか?
odorimasen ka?
dance-not-question
Won’t you dance (with me)?

レストランに行きませんか?
resutoran ni ikimasen ka?
restaurant-to-go-not-question
Why don’t we go to the restaurant?

Notes: meaning: Let’s go out to eat.

日本語の文法を勉強しませんか?
nihongo no bunpou o benkyou shimasen ka?
Japanese-‘s-grammar-(direct object)-study-not-question
Why don’t we study Japanese grammar?

Notes: Sounds like a good idea.

Comments

This is similar to our English construction: “Won’t you…” or “Don’t you want to…” which despite the negative, it is actually asking for it to be done.

formed by adding か to the negative form of ~ます

Sharing is Caring...

[wpdevart_facebook_comment curent_url="https://www.thejapanesepage.com/grammar/jlpt_level_3/masenka/" title_text="or facebook your comment here! :D" order_type="social" title_text_color="#000000" title_text_font_size="22" title_text_font_famely="monospace" title_text_position="left" width="100%" bg_color="#d4d4d4" animation_effect="random" count_of_comments="10" ]

FREE EMAIL COURSES

LINK TO INTEREST

FREE EBOOKS

Get Clay’s Kanji 100 eBook For FREE

TJS-Newsletter-FB-ad

Get Clay's Fiction eBook for FREE

fb-ad-clay-landing-page-6